San Francisco Dog Trainer & Dog Behaviorist

Phone: (415) 643-3333

Get in your bed



Dog gets in her crate

Kompis in her little portable crate


“Get in your bed” command… Train your dog to settle anywhere.


First, here are tips I give my clients for getting a dog used to his crate:

-Use treats & toys to lure him into the crate or bed.

-Once in say: “Good dog! Get in your bed”!

-Continue to use the command “get in your bed” as you lure him in and reward him.

-Slowly build up time in crate/bed and closing & opening the door.

-You can also tie a favorite bone to the back of crate so that the only way he can chew it is to stay inside.

-Some people recommend feeding in the crate as well, which is OK, but I’m not a big fan of that.

-Never let him out if he’s whining or barking. He must learn that only silence/calm gets him out of his crate.

-Always reward him for getting in his bed with a favorite treat or chew toy before closing the door if – especially if you’re going to leave him in there for a bit (for bedtime or going out).

-Be patient. In time, he will learn to like and even love his crate and know it’s his special safe, quiet place.



All in all, the crate should be a peaceful place where he knows he can go to get away from too much noise or hectic activity around him. I especially recommend having a crate for houses with small children or lots of parties!


Here’s a 2 min video that demonstrates not only how to get your dog into a crate, but also how to teach him that any place can be a “bed” where he can settle down.



San Francisco, CA
Phone: 415-643-3333

Voted "Best Private Dog Trainer" in the entire San Francisco Bay Area! Three Times!

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